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35 Innovative Housing Concepts

From Peak-Like Mixed-Use Complexes to 3D-Printed Concrete Houses

— February 14, 2019 — Eco
This list of innovative housing concepts includes examples from all over the world. Some of them are realized, others are in the process of development and the third category presents far-fetched ideas that might be a possibility in the future.

As architects embark to create the urban infrastructure for the 21st century, a lot of the focus falls on sustainable construction, affordable homes, as well as cutting-edge technology's role in design. 3D-printing is spotlighted here as a lot of professionals are producing housing concepts that showcase the immense advantages of the particular mode of production — from its inherent affordability to its eco-conscious agenda.

Architects like Maria Vergopoulou, on the other hand, tap their imagination and produce mind-boggling housing concepts that just might work in future decades. Her 'Cocoon BioFloss' idea, for example, gives individuals the ability to grow their own home.
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3D-Printed Concrete Houses
3D-Printed Concrete Houses
The 3D Housing 05 Project Showcases Futuristic Construction Processes
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Towering Timber Housing Complexes
Towering Timber Housing Complexes
Anders Berensson Architects Proposes Timber Towers in Sweden
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Living 3D-Printed Cabins
Living 3D-Printed Cabins
This Cabin Was Made Using 4,500 Living Plant Tiles
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Balloon-Dependent Flying Houses
Balloon-Dependent Flying Houses
Studio McLeod & Ekkist Produce a Design That Allows Homes to Fly
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Compact Self-Built Homes
Compact Self-Built Homes
Maria Vergopoulou's Cocoon BioFloss Makes Use of Bio-Plastic Fibers
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Gasholder-Inspired Cylindrical Buildings
Gasholder-Inspired Cylindrical Buildings
Mecanoo's Residential Structures are Cost-Effective
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Blockchain Smart City Concepts
Blockchain Smart City Concepts
Jeffrey Berns is Taking Over a Plot of the Nevada Desert for This
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Effective Modular Building Systems
Effective Modular Building Systems
Kwong Von Glinow Tackles Loneliness in Urban Environments
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New-Age Apartment Buildings
New-Age Apartment Buildings
The Hub Building in Brooklyn is a 54-Storey Modern Living Concept
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Commercial 3D-Printed Housing Projects
Commercial 3D-Printed Housing Projects
'Project Milestone' Will Be Available Through Vesteda
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3D-Printed Tiny Homes
3D-Printed Tiny Homes
ICON and New Story Built the First 3D-Printed Home in America
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Senior-Oriented Affordable Housing Complexes
Senior-Oriented Affordable Housing Complexes
David Baker Contributes to a Warm & Vibrant Community
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Metal-Clad Student Housing Projects
Metal-Clad Student Housing Projects
PPA Architecture Collaborates on a Industrial-Style Structure
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Stacked Brutalist Housing Complexes
Stacked Brutalist Housing Complexes
Safdie Architects Renovates a Voluptuous Concrete Building
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Standardized Apartment Units
Standardized Apartment Units
Skender Made an Apartment Assembly Line to Create Homes
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Beautiful Vegetative Circular Courtyards
Beautiful Vegetative Circular Courtyards
HGR Arquitectos' Housing Complex Boasts a Tranquil Garden
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Stacked Trapezoidal Home Concepts
Stacked Trapezoidal Home Concepts
The Trapezoidal Mod Wins Third Place in Compact Home Competition
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Bio-Mimicking Concept Homes
Bio-Mimicking Concept Homes
The 'Helix' Treehouse Blends in Amongst Tall Trees
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Sustainable Off-Grid Tiny Homes
Sustainable Off-Grid Tiny Homes
Gray Organschi Architecture Collaborates with Yale Researchers
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Minimalist Coworker Homes
Minimalist Coworker Homes
Muji's Coworker Apartments Efficiently Use Space in Dense Cities
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Prefabricated Homeless Housing Plans
Prefabricated Homeless Housing Plans
Madworkshop & USC School of Architecture Design Modular Units
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Roller Coaster-Like Housing Developments
Roller Coaster-Like Housing Developments
Henning Larsen's Wavy Buildings Offer a Strong Presence
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Multi-Storey High-Rise Home Concepts
Multi-Storey High-Rise Home Concepts
Kwong von Glinow Proposes Vertical Housing for Hong Kong
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Horticultural High-Rise Towers
Horticultural High-Rise Towers
This Mixed-Use Tower Would Produce Fruits and Vegetables
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Modular Building Systems
Modular Building Systems
Matt Lucraft Addresses London's Housing Crisis in Concept Design
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Maintenance-Free Housing Concepts
Maintenance-Free Housing Concepts
The 'CoHaus' Anticipates the Needs of Baby Boomers & Millennials
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Green Senior Housing Complexes
Green Senior Housing Complexes
WOHA's Structure Boasts Housing, Health Facilities & Public Spaces
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Cheerfully Colorful Housing Units
Cheerfully Colorful Housing Units
Johnsen Schmaling Architects Decorate This Complex with Color
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Sustainable Housing Developments
Sustainable Housing Developments
Lendager Group & ÅRstiderne Arkitekter Work on the Un17 Village
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Peak-Like Mixed-Use Complexes
Peak-Like Mixed-Use Complexes
Bjarke Ingels Group’s Design Gains Construction Approval in Toronto
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Luxury Hillside Housing Blocks
Luxury Hillside Housing Blocks
Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos' Design Boasts Stunning Grass Terraces
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Customizable Modular Prefab Cabins
Customizable Modular Prefab Cabins
Koto's Structures are Dark, Minimalist & Scandinavian-Inspired
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Enormous Affordable Apartment Buildings
Enormous Affordable Apartment Buildings
MVRDV Develops a Mountain-like Housing Complex in India
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Compact House Proposals
Compact House Proposals
Award-Winning Torii House by Julia and Stas Kaptur is 270 Square-Feet
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Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Grimshaw's Prefab Homes are Affordable Housing Solutions
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